OCULA Lifetime Achievement Award

Criteria and Eligibility
The OCULA Lifetime Achievement Award honours exceptional achievements in the following areas:

Service to library committees, associations or organizations.
Scholarly activities in areas of academic librarianship (e.g. conference presentations, research, publications, editing a book, blogging, etc.).
Planning and implementing a library program which serves as a model to others.
Service as a role model of mentor to others.

Nominees do not have to be members of OLA/OCULA to be eligible for this award.

Timeline
November 1: Nominations Due
November Council Meeting: Nominations deliberated and decisions made
Early-Mid December: Nominators/Nominees informed of decisions and picture of winner(s) requested
Early-Mid January: Final award presentation details known and provided to Nominators/Nominees

What to Include
The nominator must provide sufficient documented evident of the nominee’s contribution, including:

  • Candidate CV
  • One letter of support from the nominator, with 3-5 letters supporting the nomination that provide specific examples of the nominee’s achievement(s). The selection committee strongly suggests that the letters be from a range of colleagues, e.g. direct reports, faculty, students, supervisors, etc. The letters as a whole should speak to the four criteria that will be evaluated:
    • Service to OLA/OCULA and any other library organization
    • Scholarly activities (e.g. conference presentations, research, publications, editing a book, blogging, etc.)
    • Planning and implementing a library program which serves as a model to others
    • Served as a role model/mentor to others

In addition to these criteria, the Committee will look for evidence of leadership in the profession, and will also consider the completeness of the nomination package. Ideally, the nominator should consult with the nominee for names of colleagues knowledgeable about their work. Please also consult this selection rubric for a full understanding of how the nomination package will be evaluated.

We recommend that the nominator consults with the nominee for names of colleagues knowledgeable of the nominee’s work.

Please attach your supporting documents in a single, PDF file. If there are questions or concerns about attaching your document, please contact the OLA office at awards@accessola.com.